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    Meet the Man Who Daily-Drives a 725,000-Mile 1976 Porsche 911 Turbo

    Bill MacEachern has a carpet business in Canada that involves quite a few house calls. He is the original owner of this Turbo, and while the black daily driver may not be in mint condition after more than a million kilometers, it's been dealing with Canadian conditions for more than thee decades now. Being Porsche's first road-going turbo, the 1976 930 is far from being the most refined 911 variant. It's a rather extreme choice as a company car, but MacEachern's example is proof that these air-cooled Turbos don't need to be pampered. (MacEachern's story starts at 7:35).

    https://youtu.be/VQ_EzaJdaNY

       http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/classic-cars/a10206846/meet-the-man-who-daily-drives-a-725000-mile-1976-porsche-911-turb...

     

     


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    Re: Meet the Man Who Daily-Drives a 725,000-Mile 1976 Porsche 911 Turbo

    excellent job, but we will never match him as we will not just drive one car for 30 years...


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    Tim

    2010 997.2 GT3RS;  2008 Cayenne Turbo;  2006 911 Club Coupe;  2016 911 GTS Club Coupe;  2015 Macan S
     


    Re: Meet the Man Who Daily-Drives a 725,000-Mile 1976 Porsche 911 Turbo

    If I add up all my 911 miles I totally top this. Just hit 91000 miles. IMG_4695.JPG


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    Targa Tim:

    excellent job, but we will never match him as we will not just drive one car for 30 years...

    true. If I add just my 4 cars that I'm driving for the last 10 years, its almost 1,080,000 km.


    Re: Meet the Man Who Daily-Drives a 725,000-Mile 1976 Porsche 911 Turbo

    I own 997 turbo S and I have never able to see maximum turbo boost to 1.2 bar (18 psi). I am turning sport plus mode and the gauge reaches only till 1.1 bar (16 psi).

    Maybe somebody owns here 997 turbo S and knows how to reach maximum boost?


    Re: Meet the Man Who Daily-Drives a 725,000-Mile 1976 Porsche 911 Turbo

    martini964:
    Targa Tim:

    excellent job, but we will never match him as we will not just drive one car for 30 years...

    true. If I add just my 4 cars that I'm driving for the last 10 years, its almost 1,080,000 km.

    I think the achievement here is to drive the same car for over 30 years, who else is doing that, in a Porsche, or any other sportscar ? Very very few.


    Re: Meet the Man Who Daily-Drives a 725,000-Mile 1976 Porsche 911 Turbo

    Gauss:
    martini964:
    Targa Tim:

    excellent job, but we will never match him as we will not just drive one car for 30 years...

    true. If I add just my 4 cars that I'm driving for the last 10 years, its almost 1,080,000 km.

    I think the achievement here is to drive the same car for over 30 years, who else is doing that, in a Porsche, or any other sportscar ? Very very few.

    He must be nuts... Smiley Smiley

    I could never do that, maybe 3-5 years...tops. If I like the car.


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    Re: Meet the Man Who Daily-Drives a 725,000-Mile 1976 Porsche 911 Turbo

    RC:
    Gauss:
    martini964:
    Targa Tim:

    excellent job, but we will never match him as we will not just drive one car for 30 years...

    true. If I add just my 4 cars that I'm driving for the last 10 years, its almost 1,080,000 km.

    I think the achievement here is to drive the same car for over 30 years, who else is doing that, in a Porsche, or any other sportscar ? Very very few.

    He must be nuts... Smiley Smiley

    I could never do that, maybe 3-5 years...tops. If I like the car.

    Yes you can, R8 R8 R8...Smiley


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    Tim

    2010 997.2 GT3RS;  2008 Cayenne Turbo;  2006 911 Club Coupe;  2016 911 GTS Club Coupe;  2015 Macan S
     


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